[Coral-List] Coral genome

Pedro Alcolado alcolado at ama.cu
Fri Sep 19 11:39:05 EDT 2003

I support Dustan´s recomendation. Do not dilute initial efforts.
Pedro Alcolado

----- Original Message -----
From: Phil Dustan <dustanp at cofc.edu>
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Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Coral genome

> >Hi Everyone,
>          I've been watching this scene develop for a few days and I'd like
> to point out that the proposed sequencing effort of Porites lobata is a
> real plus for coral biology. When everyone jumps in and wants "their
> favorite" instead of the proposed species. This is just one more example
> the coral reef scientific community eating its young. In other disciplines
> researchers get  squarely behind  their colleagues and help them promote
> idea. They work together for the greater good. The coral reef community
> accomplished far less than it could over the years because it tends to
> snipe, and snipe and snipe until everyone gets tired of defending their
> ideas and the funding agencies  go away confused and end up funding
> geologists or chemists or astronomers.
>          Why not get behind Gary and Craig and realize that success with
> the first species will
> help everyone move forward and the others will follow if there is
> meaningful knowledge to be gained from it.
>          Get a grip people. Put your ego aside and support the project.
>                  Phil
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